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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Cardinals should extend Molina, but ask him to waive his Instagram account

Molina doesn’t just lead the Cardinals in heart and hard work.

He’s becoming the all-time leader in one of those newfangled modern stats: headaches caused per Instagram post.

If the Cardinals ever are going to address the trend, now would be the time. The social media storms Molina creates tend to pass, at least for him. But there could come a time when something is posted that can’t be deleted….

Molina’s latest Instagram flap was his worst one yet. He boiled over after he was not named a Gold Glove finalist. There’s nothing wrong with critiquing the process. This season, because of the pandemic-shortened schedule and the clustering of divisions to decrease travel, players and coaches were not allowed to vote like they normally would. Instead the award was handed out based only on defensive metrics. That led to some controversial finalists, such as three National League Central catchers but no Molina. So, Molina ripped the awards. All good — until he made an unfair and hurtful accusation in the process.

Molina, a nine-time Gold Glove winner, accused the award system and to some degree Major League Baseball from attempting to keep him from tying Hall of Famer Johnny Bench’s 10 Gold Gloves. Why? Molina, per his Instagram post, suggested it had at least something to do with the fact he’s Puerto Rican.

Seriously?

Seriously.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 27, 2020 at 11:58 AM | 36 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: October 27, 2020 at 03:36 PM (#5985720)
Why agents and teams don’t beg these guys to disable their social media during their professional careers is beyond me. It’s not like food, water or shelter. You don’t need it to live. Molina is an odd case - he’s not some rookie that doesn’t know better and his reactions are oddly OTT on the things he does choose to weigh in on.

I guess it’s the way of the world but in the corporate domain, you rarely see this.

I was reading a synopsis of Cary Grants new biography and the reviewer was talking about how the primary role of studio heads back in the day was to keep their charges out of the news and preserve the illusion. It’s a lot harder now to muzzle these guys which is why they’ve all lost so much allure to the common man.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 27, 2020 at 03:47 PM (#5985724)
So, Molina ripped the awards. All good
No, not all good. It's unseemly for a player of Yadi's stature to be whining about awards, even if he doesn't bring race into it.
   3. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: October 27, 2020 at 03:49 PM (#5985725)
Someone adept with social media can increase his popularity (is "Q Rating" still a thing?). The flip side of course is that you are going to get noticed for the wrong reasons as well if you are not careful.
   4. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: October 27, 2020 at 04:26 PM (#5985731)
The reason we are about to erupt into civil war is that the social media giants figured out that controversy = clicks = money. Our lives revolve around our smartphones, and everything that emerges from our smartphones is algorithmically optimized for making as many people as possible as angry as possible.
   5. Tin Angel Posted: October 27, 2020 at 04:44 PM (#5985738)
The reason we are about to erupt into civil war is that the social media giants figured out that controversy = clicks = money. Our lives revolve around our smartphones, and everything that emerges from our smartphones is algorithmically optimized for making as many people as possible as angry as possible.


Yep. I recently watched a documentary called "The Social Dilemma." Largely interviewing people that used to be higher ups at places like Twitter and Facebook. It's severely affecting how young people view themselves and the world around them...the attempted suicide rates of teenagers have drastically increased since this stuff came along.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 27, 2020 at 04:56 PM (#5985741)
I recently watched a documentary called "The Social Dilemma."
My parents and sister watched that one and told me a bit about it - I decided it would probably just anger me to watch. But I figured #4 was a direct result of recent viewing.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 27, 2020 at 05:07 PM (#5985743)
Yep. I recently watched a documentary called "The Social Dilemma." Largely interviewing people that used to be higher ups at places like Twitter and Facebook. It's severely affecting how young people view themselves and the world around them...the attempted suicide rates of teenagers have drastically increased since this stuff came along.

All you need to know is that in the silicon valley private schools where the children of the tech elite go, there are no screens. Most of them won't let their kids use devices at home either.
   8. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 27, 2020 at 05:08 PM (#5985744)
everything that emerges from our smartphones is algorithmically optimized for making as many people as possible as angry as possible.


Not quite. You had it correct in the first part of your post. It's all optimized for monetary gain, however inciteful and largely false news tends to trend significantly better(I think the stats say 5 to 1 times better), so you are exposed to significantly more of that. Things like impending doom and the possibility of violence trend great in the USA so that "news" travels at an exponential rate, of course accompanied by ads for guns, etc.

Social media and in particular google and facebook have A LOT to answer for. It's not a coincidence that these companies are constantly under pressure(and mounting legal fees) because of the way they operate. In essence, the algos spread misleading news and information in order to sell more sh*t. It's like the American dream on Methamphetamines.
   9. . Posted: October 27, 2020 at 05:22 PM (#5985746)
In essence, the algos spread misleading news and information in order to sell more sh*t.


Correct, but not just misleading news and information, but information intentionally devised to piss you off, make you more antisocial, and ultimately make you a far less worthy and useful citizen.

Not only does social media cause people to express thoughts they wouldn't otherwise express; it causes people to have thoughts they wouldn't otherwise have. There's never been a better example in human history of the medium as the message.

Said it several years ago, America is not going to survive with social media in its current form. It may be down to its last few weeks.(*) I'm not really one for the guillotines and the like, but the realization that people have actually intentionally gotten rich by causing this state of affairs in our country would cause even the most well-adjusted among us to waver.

(*) Trump would never have become president without the habits of mind and emotion generated by social media, and obviously he's the worst possible president for the type of emotion and immediacy social media fosters and generates. So even in the most mundane, routine narrative political history, barely touching the surface of the psyche, social media has been a disaster.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 27, 2020 at 05:28 PM (#5985748)


All you need to know is that in the silicon valley private schools where the children of the tech elite go, there are no screens. Most of them won't let their kids use devices at home either.


That doc is kinda hammy at parts, but the testimony of the tech people - who say they don't allow screen time for their kids - was eye opening.
   11. . Posted: October 27, 2020 at 05:29 PM (#5985749)
I've been reading a lot of Democratic Underground and the attached articles and commentary as well as Free Republic and same, and I see little indication that this election is going to come off with the kind of legitimacy we've taken for granted since G.Wash was first elected. With the possibility of votes being counted and disputed for weeks after Election Day, we're heading for potential disaster with no mental or emotional guardrails of any kind. I really hope I'm wrong, but I'm extremely worried. We pulled off 2000 with few if any hitches; if that's repeated again in 2020, there's zero chance of it coming off that way. It will be a disaster.
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 27, 2020 at 05:32 PM (#5985750)
but the testimony of the tech people - who say they don't allow screen time for their kids - was eye opening.


It really is the equivalent of the CEO of some big pharma(another group of companies who have A LOT to answer for) entity saying "hey we have this amazing medicine that everyone needs, but there is no way my kids are taking it!"
   13. . Posted: October 27, 2020 at 05:33 PM (#5985751)
Our lives revolve around our smartphones, and everything that emerges from our smartphones is algorithmically optimized for making as many people as possible as angry as possible.


And it just never stops. The anger just goes on and on and on like a perpetual motion machine. And it hits the brain just right, making them crave it more and more. It's an addiction, no question about it.

   14. The Duke Posted: October 27, 2020 at 06:10 PM (#5985754)
11. Keep calm. Worrying about things that haven’t happened yet is a favorite pastime of the internet. The constitution has a very clear mechanism to resolve all this by Jan 20. Do you have any specific reason why you need to know the winner prior to that date?

I can tell you with 99.999% accuracy that Trump will be President until that day and that either Trump or Biden will be the next President. Only thing that could interfere with that is if one of them dies between now and then.
   15. . Posted: October 27, 2020 at 06:16 PM (#5985755)
The constitution has a very clear mechanism to resolve all this by Jan 20. Do you have any specific reason why you need to know the winner prior to that date?


The constitution only lays out the mechanism and mechanics by which the election for president shall unfold. It says nothing about whether the result of that election is accepted as legitimate by the populace, or a big fraction thereof.

Lincoln was elected by constitutional means and procedures in 1860. How'd that one work out? Same general issue as in 1860, too -- one major faction feels disenfranchised by the constitutional setup and framework. I guarantee you the left and center-left feel that way today. And, while their reaction to 2016 has been appalling, on the issue of disenfranchisement, they're essentially entirely correct. The votes the Ds get are, in fact, not translating to that level of political officeholding or power. It's become a major problem. Another minority win for Trump, especially if he's ultimately put in by the Supreme Court, and the whole thing might blow. It might even blow before it gets to that point.
   16. Captain Supporter Posted: October 27, 2020 at 06:40 PM (#5985761)
The 'advanced' metrics seem to believe that Clint Frazier is a Gold Glove candidate. :-))))))))))) Now you can give me all the sample size excuses you want, which is fine, but then you have to explain why some MLB management person presumably familiar with such metrics decided that sample size was not important in this particular situation. On the positive side, anything that makes poor Bengy whine in such an imbecilic manner about something he seems to think is racism can't be all bad.
   17. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 27, 2020 at 06:47 PM (#5985764)
the whole thing might blow. It might even blow before it gets to that point.


Not sure how bad you think it might get, but in the scenario you laid out, it's not going to be pretty, that's for sure.

What people find over here(in Aus.) so amazing is how easy it is for states to make it so hard for certain people to vote. My son lives in NYC and told me yesterday about people in the city queuing for 2 1/2 hours to vote.

We vote here on the weekend and effectively every school, church and public hall, etc is a designated voting place. If I wait more then 20 minutes, I think it stinks. Of course you only wait that long if you decide to vote early and then you're battling the oldies anyway. I usually rock up at like 4pm and you just walk straight in.

Maybe I'm a kook or something, but I would think in a democracy it should be kind of easy for everyone to vote if they want to.
   18. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: October 27, 2020 at 06:54 PM (#5985765)
Yep. I recently watched a documentary called "The Social Dilemma."


We showed that to our kids (ages 10, 12, and 14) both to educate them (it was certainly educational for me and my wife) and as supporting documentation for our policies on social media accounts (which is: they're not allowed to have them). It was kind of preaching to the choir for our family, but it was still well worth the watch.
   19. . Posted: October 27, 2020 at 07:03 PM (#5985767)
Maybe I'm a kook or something, but I would think in a democracy it should be kind of easy for everyone to vote if they want to.


That's part of the argument the left and center-left make as part and parcel of their disenfranchisement. Not only are the votes they get not translated to commensurate political power, the votes they get don't really fully reflect actual public opinion because a lot of people who would vote their way don't vote because it's made too much of a hassle. There's a bunch of litigation going on in battleground states right now about how long votes by mail have to get in before they get thrown out. Some of those cases, including those to come, will be voted on by Amy Coney Barrett, whom the left/center-left dubs all-but-illegitimately rushed in a few days before an election. Ultimately, she may wind up deciding the winner of the election and at that point, there's little chance the left/center-left will accept said result.

   20. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 27, 2020 at 07:08 PM (#5985769)
Not only does social media cause people to express thoughts they wouldn't otherwise express


I don't agree. I'm pretty sure those people still express those thoughts to their friends/family, but this time they are doing it in forum that EVERYONE can see AND is preserved for a lot longer.
That racist uncle you see once a year at Thanksgiving? He was racist before he starting saying stupid #### on Twitter. You just heard his crap maybe once a year.

   21. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 27, 2020 at 07:11 PM (#5985770)
Some of those cases, including those to come, will be voted on by Amy Coney Barrett, whom the left/center-left dubs all-but-illegitimately rushed in a few days before an election.

Huh? Is "dubs" some term I don't know? I'm pretty sure left/center-left people did not rush ACB.
   22. . Posted: October 27, 2020 at 07:22 PM (#5985774)
I don't agree. I'm pretty sure those people still express those thoughts to their friends/family, but this time they are doing it in forum that EVERYONE can see AND is preserved for a lot longer.
That racist uncle you see once a year at Thanksgiving? He was racist before he starting saying stupid #### on Twitter. You just heard his crap maybe once a year.


I'm not quite sure why you thought I was referring only to racist thoughts, given that there are all manner of stupid things said on Twitter that aren't racist at all.

Actually, Molina saying he didn't get a GG nomination because of racism proves my point perfectly. That thought never would have entered his head, much less have been expressed, in the absence of social media and the climate engendered thereby. There's a form/function component of social media, too.

Huh? Is "dubs" some term I don't know? I'm pretty sure left/center-left people did not rush ACB.


Clunky writing by me, but I said the opposite of what you think I said.
   23. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 27, 2020 at 07:31 PM (#5985775)

"dubs" = "have proclaimed" in this context. The left regards her as illegitimately rushed.
   24. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 27, 2020 at 07:38 PM (#5985776)
I'm not quite sure why you thought I was referring only to racist thoughts, given that there are all manner of stupid things said on Twitter that aren't racist at all.

Replace "racist" with "conspiracy theory" or "moronic" or anything negative. Or anything positive, for that matter. I just used "racist uncle" as an example. The point is the same, whatever people have said over social media is guaranteed to be something they've said in private among friends/family at some point. New thoughts do not spring forth BECAUSE of social media, they are simply amplified/preserved.

That thought never would have entered his head

That's a pretty HUGE leap of logic to assume that you know how Molina thinks...

"dubs" = "have proclaimed" in this context. The left regards her as illegitimately rushed.

Okay, I see how that was meant to be expressed.
   25. . Posted: October 27, 2020 at 07:42 PM (#5985777)
New thoughts do not spring forth BECAUSE of social media, they are simply amplified/preserved.


They absolutely do, and millions of them have sprung forth in the social media era ... which is part of our predicament. A bunch of things are said now weren't said BITD merely because the outlets for their expression were narrower; they weren't said BITD because they weren't thought in the first place.

"I wasn't nominated by a GG because of racism" in the context in which the nomination did not happen, is absolutely one of those things that wouldn't have been thought. Indeed, if someone of Molina's prominence had actually thought such a thing in, say, 1990, and said it on the record to a serious reporter, Molina could have been quite confident it would have been published. The Molinas of that era didn't say those things because they didn't think them. A prominent player thinking he was racisted upon was typically reported if expressed.
   26. Howie Menckel Posted: October 27, 2020 at 08:11 PM (#5985779)
to me, the core point of "The Social Dilemma" is the parallel to cigarette smoking.

even after the culture learned of the dangers of smoking, they kept doing it.

what changed the tide? Cigarette company executives being forced to admit under oath that they KNEW they were destroying people's lives - and they went ahead with their propaganda anyway, all in the name of the almighty dollar.

the proffer is that people are willing to indulge in dangerous habits - but the one thing they won't abide is finding out they have been treated as suckers.

Once the veil is lifted - and at this point, I think very few people are aware of the sickening level of depraved manipulation by these social media giants - maybe we'll start getting somewhere.
   27. Zach Posted: October 27, 2020 at 08:21 PM (#5985786)
Not only are the votes they get not translated to commensurate political power

Unrealistic expectations plays a role here. In an evenly divided electorate, you'd expect each side to control the House, the Senate, and the Presidency about half the time, and all three about 1/8 of the time.

Interestingly, the last 16 years works out just about perfectly: each party has controlled the Senate and the Presidency half of the time. Republicans have controlled the House 5/8 of the time, compared to 3/8 for the Dems. Democrats have controlled both houses of Congress 1/4 of the time, while Republicans have controlled both houses 3/8 of the time. Democrats have controlled all three branches 1/8 of the time, and Republicans 2/8 of the time.

The country is basically equally divided, and so is control of the government.
   28. BillWallace Posted: October 27, 2020 at 09:08 PM (#5985800)
Those key points from 'Social Dilemma' are right, but it didn't go nearly far enough. The arc was more or less 'we wanted to improve the world but ended up ####### it up, oh well who could have known??'

But many people did know and shouted about it as it was happening and were ignored for the sake of unicorn profits. The doc is half useful warning, and half PR rehab for the some of the ######## who put money ahead of everything else.
   29. Jay Seaver Posted: October 27, 2020 at 09:29 PM (#5985808)
New thoughts do not spring forth BECAUSE of social media, they are simply amplified/preserved.


I think there's a middle ground that can be tough to quantify. You don't see many people using the term "radicalized" as you did a few years ago, but I think that's probably the best way to describe what happens in social media feedback loops, and while it involves massive amplification, it also involves introducing a new perspective, even if it's from bogus information. Like, somebody may feel vaguely resentful and angry, but they get someone telling them that they're angry and resentful because of X, and here is a lot more people saying that and whipping it up, both because they're purposefully linked and because the site's recommendation algorithm is designed to feed related but more highly-engaging content.

That's not really unique to social media; pre-YouTube websites and other environments that tend to reinforce the same point of view did it too (from isolated communities to Fox News). Social media is built to do that by nature and design.

I don't think that makes it bad, per se - I feel that I have gotten a lot of benefit from Twitter, Letterboxd(*), and even Facebook, especially during this particularly isolating time. The trick is to actively curate your feed and be aware of how the platform works, and that's a lot to ask for some.


(*) Letterboxd is more proof that they know how to get stuff done right in New Zealand, should we need such, and that the future is probably paid, closely-managed services. It's wonderful, especially considering that Amazon/IMDB should logically have squashed it but instead wound up deleting their forums.
   30. Tin Angel Posted: October 27, 2020 at 09:44 PM (#5985813)
Letterboxd is more proof that they know how to get stuff done right in New Zealand, should we need such, and that the future is probably paid, closely-managed services.


Totally OT but do you know if you can import ratings from IMDB into Letterboxd? A friend keeps telling me I should start using it but there is no way I am going rate everything again.

Nevermind, a quick search showed me it's possible and relatively simple.
   31. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 27, 2020 at 10:19 PM (#5985826)
Lincoln was elected by constitutional means and procedures in 1860. How'd that one work out?
Some short term controversy, many long term benefits.
   32. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 27, 2020 at 10:27 PM (#5985845)
What people find over here(in Aus.) so amazing is how easy it is for states to make it so hard for certain people to vote. My son lives in NYC and told me yesterday about people in the city queuing for 2 1/2 hours to vote.
Such problems are almost always the fault of incompetent local government officials, who make the decision on the number & location of polling places, and are responsible for hiring & training election workers. The federal government, and usually the states, are generally not to blame for long lines & most other election snafus, unless one thinks they should just override the locals.
   33. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: October 27, 2020 at 11:36 PM (#5985939)
Some short term controversy, many long term benefits.


The most horrific war in the history of the western world to that date.

Given modern weaponry, conflict on that scale erupting in the U.S. today probably spells the end of our civilization. China and Russia will wind up fighting over the smoldering remains of what used to be North America.

But both sides appear ready to push that button. People both Red and Blue that I’ve known a long time and until recently thought of as reasonable are so full of contempt for The Other Side that you can’t even gently suggest there might be two sides to (insert story, any story) without provoking a blistering tirade. There is simply no word to describe it but hate.

We were, perhaps, always going to end up here. But the social media giants are absolutely to blame for the terrifying rapidity of the plunge into civil war that historians (if there are any) of the 22nd century will describe as the defining mark of the early 21st, in a chapter titled “The Last Days of the United States”.

Our first civil war simmered for 70 years before exploding. Our second has been simmering for barely 10, and won’t likely make it even to 15. Our Constitution was written by people—and for that matter, has unto this day been interpreted by people—who could not possibly have anticipated modern social media and the technology it runs on.
   34. bjhanke Posted: October 28, 2020 at 01:40 AM (#5986019)
I read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports section every day. Skipping the social media comments that have derailed the thread, the author of the original article about this, Ben Frederickson, has, as far as I can tell, no interest in sports at all. He only writes about sports PERSONALITIES. Essentially, he's a gossip columnist who found himself in a sports section, but hasn't changed his approach to journalism. He exaggerates everything, as is the wont of a gossip columnist, and then is delighted when threads like this are the results. Yadi, who is an intense and outspoken person by nature, does not need anyone to exaggerate things. I suggest taking all of Ben's columns with a large grain of salt. - Brock Hanke
   35. base ball chick Posted: October 28, 2020 at 01:20 PM (#5986160)
it's so depressing

i originally joined FB with 2 pages, one for friends/relatives i know irl and the other for baseball. i quit going to both a couple years back because after reading and posting, all i got was sad and depressed. i never knew how many hate filled racists/right wingers there were out there until i got my face rubbed in it

- and the ones who get me the most are the ones who appear to be otherwise really good people, but tell me either - they would vote for satan himself if he was anti-abortion because absolutely ANYONE would be tolerated if females were forced to have unwanted babies - or else that they vote strictly on their own bottom line, the least taxes they have to pay because they don't want to support other people in any way (let them all die/live like rats in tenements), or support public schools (why educate people unless they are rich enough to pay for it and besides, their mothers - you notice it is always the females should be forced to do it and also, to the devil with special needs kids)

they both admit every single bad thing about trump, but are concerned with only one or the other of those issues

and to think i had such high hopes for this country, even with W as president, and soaring elation about the future when obama got elected. now, with civil war looming and White males having most of the guns, seeing as how Black people and Hispanic people and females in general don't/won't have guns, i'm really afraid. like, will there be armed "militias" composed of hate filled White males who long for the 1840s when Black people were just animals that walked upright, there weren't any asians and females had zero rights whatsoever and could be sold into marriage - i mean "arranged" - if the female was under 21 her father or older brother could sign "for her" and no wedding ceremony needed to be held.

not to mention the virus

i'm frightened and i'm depressed. i lost my last badly wanted pregnancy in 2014 and i am no longer grieving, but grateful that God took them back. i have accepted that things will never be "back to normal" masks or no masks, even though people want to pretend that the virus either doesn't exist or don't care because it is just killing off the useless old people or Those Icky dark skinned people.

the racists and let's all go back to 200 years ago people (not including electric, intasrnetz or machine guns, natcherilly) are not going away and they appear to be about 1/3 of our population

- which reminds me - i don't think any of the stats have any credits/debits for skin color, national origin, accent, langage spoken first 5 years of life, need for translator, sexual orientation or height of player. then again, i'm not sure exactly what goes into defensive stats and there might could an adjustment for popularity, previous number of awards, being seen as a "leader" or future HOFer, tattoo coolness, on field celebration quality, bat flipping skill. can someone who knows about those calculations pls educate me asding as how i can't never figure out where all the magic numbers of "adjustment factors": come from
   36. The Honorable Ardo Posted: October 28, 2020 at 06:50 PM (#5986306)
i'm frightened and i'm depressed

Take heart. There are more racists than before because we're reaching a tipping point. In the Eisenhower era the U.S. was about 85% non-Hispanic white. As late as 1990 it was 75%. In 2010 it was 63.7% and the 2020 census will be < 60%. We live in a democracy (Trump's best efforts aside), so non-whites will be able to enact their policy preferences much more than before. If being white is part of your identity, that's a scary thought.

There's also a generation gap. Three of my older female relatives were [in the 1980s/early 1990s] victims of violent crimes perpetrated by young black men: a carjacking, a purse-snatching, and an armed robbery, respectively. I understand why they have a different perspective than I do regarding demands for racial justice.

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